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SpitfireVb
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#351014 08/09/2021 10:52 AM
by SpitfireVb
SpitfireVb
Hi all,
I have had this battered old thing for many years. A while ago, someone on another forum told me that it's a known fantasy design. I have never seen another one like it so I held onto it because it was the first ring I ever bought... so sentimental value if nothing else...

What do you guys think? The silver content mark, seen faintly in the last photo, is 900. The enamel is chipped but it looks like real enamel to me.

Much obliged,
Stephen
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#351070 Aug 10th a 11:04 PM
by Mike (aka Byzanti)
Mike (aka Byzanti)
Bigger shots I believe is what he means (macro- larger). Runs= runes.
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#351124 Aug 13th a 01:02 PM
by Gaspare
Gaspare
Many of the very early copies had real enamel... Even though postwar thats a nice ring. Andy used to say we should keep these early mistakes,,that they become our 'tuition' of learning!
In the future with a little more wear on the sides I'll probably end up the star of ones collection!!
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#351128 Aug 13th a 02:05 PM
by Antonio Scapini
Antonio Scapini
Originally Posted by SpitfireVb
Originally Posted by Gaspare
… In the future with a little more wear on the sides I'll probably end up the star of ones collection!!
There's always sandpaper! laugh laugh
We laugh about it, but it happened several times that fake HR were worn down and then they surfaced on market as originals with COA too!
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#351157 Aug 14th a 01:51 PM
by Gaspare
Gaspare
S. , First you would have to find a jeweler that would make you a custom ring with the motto on the outside. Not impossible... So yes you could probably have someone make you a custom ring with the motto on the outside, cast, made from parts or engraved on outer band... I have seen rings with the motto engraved on the inner band which shouldn't have been a problem.

In the 20s, Hitler and the Nazis would do anything to have their ideology, emblems ,propaganda put out there. You could get swastika / organizational rings, cufflinks, tie clips, watch fobs even womens make up mirrors with AHs image or swastikas on them and many more products...
As soon as they secured power in 1933 the laws came out , patriotic items became 'kitch' [cheap junk] and it all slowly stopped. They even tried to stop skull rings!. But they and a few others survived..

As far as Hitler,,,,ever see the 1000s of sheets of unused AH stamps?. Well he got a royalty [$] for every single one printed,,not sheet, each stamp! The swastika, runes, various mottos even though developed by private citizens had become sole ownership of the party..
Years ago in interviews done by mail I asked about motto rings AH head rings etc. The 3 responses I got was 'it just wasn't worth it', one said that even IF you could get thru all the paperwork, pay the royalty for a batch of rings the party thought they owned you. Inspections, their rules for advertisement, suggest retail price, list of whos buying etc... - No profit in it.. and our pieces being private purchase thats the magic word guys,,profit.. No profit the ring wouldn't be made... Sorry for the history rant guys,,,enjoy your weekend!!
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